Hugh Gordon Cummins

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Dr. Hugh Gordon Cummins
2nd Premier of Barbados
In office
17 April 1958 – 8 December 1961
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorSir Robert Arundell
Sir John Montague Stow
Preceded byGrantley Herbert Adams
Succeeded byErrol Barrow
Personal details
Born(1891-02-02)2 February 1891
Died26 October 1970(1970-10-26) (aged 79)
Political partyBarbados Labour Party
Alma materQueen's University]

Dr. Hugh Gordon Hylvestra Cummins (2 February 1891[1] – 26 October 1970)[2] was a Barbadian politician. He served as Premier of Barbados from 17 April 1958 to 8 December 1961 and was a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

In 1919, Dr. Cummins gratued from Queen's Faculty of Medicine where he became medical practitioner and later established a medical practice in the Bridgetown[3]. In 1940, he became one of the first Barbados Labour Party members of Parliament. In 1951 he together with Grantley Herbert Adams, Mencea Cox (Sir Mencea) and Frank Walcott (Rt. Excellent Sir Frank) were appointed members of the Executive Committee of the BLP. He also became a Minister in 1954 when Ministerial Government was introduced. He became the second Premier of Barbados when Sir Grantley was elected Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation.

His outstanding achievement was the abolition of the Located Labourers Act and he is commemorated by the naming of the ABC Highway and the Gordon Cummins Hospital in St. Thomas, the constituency that he represented.

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